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When Penguins meet Blue Jackets in 1st round, it's stars and Cups against tough young team

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets are hoping they have more moments to remember in this year's foray into the Stanley Cup playoffs than they had the last time.

In 2008-09, they took on the Detroit Red Wings. Four games and eight days later, it was all over.

The Blue Jackets open a first-round matchup at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. They're pleased to be in the post-season, but also aware that just getting in isn't going to cut it anymore.

The Penguins have three Stanley Cups, superstars Sidney Crosby and Alexander Malkin and another half dozen of the best players in the game. The Blue Jackets are one of the NHL's youngest teams, relatively free of name players and eager to show they belong in the sport's brightest spotlight.

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